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Diane Ravitch: Andrew Cuomo’s attack on public schools

Gov. Cuomo’s reform agenda for the schools is dangerously wrong. It will harm students, teachers and public education.

NJ parents say PARCC stinks like CCRAP!

Which stinks more? Our garbage dumps or the PARCC Test? Credit: NJ Spotlight Four years ago I attended the very first Parents Across America meeting in New York City where I heard Diane Ravitch, Leonie Haimson, Karran Harper Royal, Andrea...Show More Summary

Ravitch Continues to Dissemble and Mislead on ESEA

Yesterday Diane Ravitch, who has been leading the lemmings to support Alexander's NCLB Lite, posted a letter by UOO on their position on ESEA. Ravitch closed with this:Senator Alexander conducted his first hearing on January 21 and plans another hearing on January 27. Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch, former adviser to Lamar Alexander, sends him new NCLB advice

You may not remember (if you knew at all) that education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, who as much as anybody else led the movement in recent years against No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, once worked for Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who now chairs the Senate education committee but was once […]

AFT and NEA's Politics of Appeasement and Capitulation

At a time when parents and teachers and students have begun to make an impact on bringing an end to the education genocide that began in earnest in 2002 with NCLB, the corporate unions and their chief enabler, Diane Ravitch, have decided that their places at (or under) the Corporate Education table have to be protected, testing resistance be damned. Show More Summary

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past

The past is never dead; it's not even past.--Wm. Faulkner Yesterday Diane Ravitch gave space for Peter Greene and Catherine Gewertz to have their say on Common Core proficiency targets, which have been arbitrarily adjusted to match the impossibly high proficiency targets of NAEP. Show More Summary

Education Reform Is Making All Public Schools Worse

Education is really not worse (or better) now than in previous generations. Diane Ravitch and others have made that case with abundant evidence. But the political hand-wringing over low achievement in poor urban schools has unleashed a torrent of really bad policy and practice that is washing over schools everywhere. Show More Summary

Cuckold, Jonathan Pelto, Soldiers on for Diane and Randi

I received a letter from Jon Pelto last evening expressing his, um, anger I guess, at my recent post on the Ravitch and Cody April NPE talkathon coming up in Chicago, this year featuring both corporate misleaders of AFT and NEA. Here...Show More Summary

Ravitch and Cody Announce the Imminent Demise of CorpEd With No Evidence to Back It Up

On December 16 Diane Ravitch reported, incorrectly as it turns out, that Teach for America has closed its New York offices. The next day Anthony Cody took that incorrect news to spin a tale about the impending collapse of CorpEd's empire. Show More Summary

Conservative Revolutionaries and Revolutionary Tories

As someone who spent most of her career on the wrong side of the education history that she wrote about through the rose-colored glasses of a pampered conservative, Diane Ravitch has found real solace, I think, in acknowledging the truth laid bare by the facts that she could no longer deny. Show More Summary

Why Does Diane Ravitch Continue to Support Charter Schools?

About 1 in 6 charter schools is the for-profit variety. By a wide margin, most of the damage, destruction, and abuse is being done by the 5,000 or so "non-profit" charter schools. The vast majority are more segregated even than the public...Show More Summary

Thompson: In Defense Of Calling It "Corporate Reform"

Diane Ravitch and Larry Cuban aren't just two of education's all-time greatest experts; they are among the world's wisest social scientists. They are largely in agreement on the substance of what Cuban calls the "business-driven, technocratic...Show More Summary

Ravitch Backs AFT Corporate Innovation Fund Grants to Keep Common Core Alive

For those who have denied the danger that Diane Ravitch represents to the testing resistance movement, have a look at this latest attempt to garner support among for Weingarten's latest efforts to keep alive the maggot-infested body of Common Core. Show More Summary

You MUST Vote Tomorrow

I don't think I've made it a great secret that, along with Diane Ravitch and others, I support Howie Hawkins for Governor. Cuomo is an ogre, an abomination, a bizarro version of his dad. He's said public schools are a monopoly that needs to be broken. Show More Summary

Books: Let's See The Unredacted Klein-Ravitch Emails

An apparent leak of former NYC chancellor Joel Klein's new book Lessons of Hope reignited the long-running debate over when and why Diane Ravitch turned against NYC's accountability-focused school reform efforts and gave reform critics a second thing (besides the TIME cover story) to rail against over the weekend. Show More Summary

Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran teacher in New York who is tired of being forced to administer to students high-stakes […]

Isenberg Offers Antidote to the Ravitch Sedative

When Diane Ravitch published Death and Life of the Great American School System, it broke down a bunch of barriers and gained mainstream attention for long-neglected insights and observations that formed the core of her book. Since then,...Show More Summary

Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran teacher in New York who is tired of being forced to administer to students high-stakes […]

Quotes: Reform Critic's Anti-Democratic, Ad Hominem Attacks (Might Be Working)

Non-teachers don’t count (unless they’re Diane Ravitch). Parents’ voices are only permitted so long as they avoid direct challenges to failing schools. - New America's Conor Williams (Campbell Brown Is Getting The Same Treatment Michelle Rhee Got)

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